Challenger International Soccer Camp at Hopkinsville Sportsplex

The Hopkinsville Division of Parks and Recreation is once again partnering with Challenger Sports to host a week long International Soccer Camp! The camp will be held June 1-5, 2020, at the Hopkinsville Sportsplex.

Registration is open now at . Sign-up your children (ages 3-16) today!

FREE GIFTS: Camp T-shirt, Soccer Ball, Player Evaluation/Poster, Access to Juggling Club Sampler.

FREE JERSEY: To receive your free game jersey, register online 30 days prior to your camp (a $34.95 value!). S&H fees apply.

More on Challenger Sports: Challenger Sports is the largest soccer camp company in North America! This summer, experience a week long curriculum filled with the top training sessions used by five of the most successful soccer countries: Brazil, France, Spain, UK and US. Our iconic camps utilize over 30 years of coaching experience and when presented by our international coaching staff, truly bring a global training experience to our campers. Curriculums focus on developing each player’s technical, tactical, and physical aspects.

The TinyTykes program, ages 2-5, provides 1 hour per day of soccer activities, games and stories; designed to develop key motor skills and fundamentals. Half-day camps, ages 5-16, are our most popular programs and provide 3 hours of skill development. Full-day camps, ages 8-16, are 6 hour programs that include more advanced training and challenges. Campers will also receive access to virtual soccer training with performance-based feedback!

Youth Art Month Reception & Rewards – at Hopkinsville Community College

Youth Art Month Reception & Rewards – March 5th @ 5:00 pm!

March is Youth Art Month in Hopkinsville! The Pennyroyal Arts Council asks teachers from all public, private, and homeschools in the area to submit a collection of their students’ work for a month-long exhibit. This art will be on display in the Hopkinsville Community College Auditorium Gallery for your viewing pleasure during regular business hours.

Adventure Book Club at Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library

Join your friends at the Library for the Adventure Book Club! This once-a-month book club is for ages 9-14. At their first meeting, they’ll talk about Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. Copies are available to check out at the Library front desk.

Here is a summary of the book:

“Brian is on his way to Canada to visit his estranged father when the pilot of his small prop plane suffers a heart attack. Brian is forced to crash-land the plane in a lake–and finds himself stranded in the remote Canadian wilderness with only his clothing and the hatchet his mother gave him as a present before his departure.

Brian had been distraught over his parents’ impending divorce and the secret he carries about his mother, but now he is truly desolate and alone. Exhausted, terrified, and hungry, Brian struggles to find food and make a shelter for himself. He has no special knowledge of the woods, and he must find a new kind of awareness and patience as he meets each day’s challenges. Is the water safe to drink? Are the berries he finds poisonous?

Slowly, Brian learns to turn adversity to his advantage–an invading porcupine unexpectedly shows him how to make fire, a devastating tornado shows him how to retrieve supplies from the submerged airplane. Most of all, Brian leaves behind the self-pity he has felt about his predicament as he summons the courage to stay alive.

A story of survival and of transformation, this riveting book has sparked many a reader’s interest in venturing into the wild.”

Volleyball Academy of the Pennyrile Region (VAPR) Quad Annual Showcase – at Hopkinsville Sportsplex

Spend your Leap Day at the Sportsplex! The Quad Annual VAPR Showcase will offer another full day of club volleyball action at Planters Bank-Jennie Stuart Health Sportsplex Hopkinsville on Saturday, February 29. Come watch teams from around the region do battle in multiple age divisions from 8:00 am-4:00 pm. Admission is just $5 and the Game Day Cafe will be open for business!

Turf Cup Series: Indoor Soccer Tournament at Hopkinsville Sportsplex

Check out the Turf Cup Series for all the best indoor soccer action!

On February 21-23, U13-19 & Adults play at the Hopkinsville Sportsplex! Register online at

Visit for more info on this and other great events at the PB&J Sportsplex Hopkinsville!

Sean Wallace Art Exhibit Reception & Celebration

Mark your calendars for Thursday, January 30, 2020–it’s the 7th Annual Sean Wallace Art Exhibit-Reception & Celebration! This special event will take place at Hopkinsville Community College. The 5th Annual Encouraging Art Award will also be presented at the reception.

Ten (10) Area High Schools are invited to send their three (3) best artists to compete for the Sean Wallace Encouraging Art Award.

Load up your friends and families, and come join in the celebration!

VAPR Frosty Classic

The 2nd Annual VAPR Frosty Classic is returning to the Planters Bank-Jennie Stuart Health Sportsplex Hopkinsville on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, and features FIVE different age divisions! Come enjoy some of the best club volleyball in western Kentucky, as local teams (VAPR and Heights) join EAA (Paducah), Sky Aces (Bowling Green), OVC (Owensboro) and New South (Clarksville, TN) for a full day of action, beginning at 8am. Admission is just $5. The Game Day Cafe will be open for concessions.

PBR Western KY Showcase – at Hopkinsville Sportsplex

For the first time ever, Prep Baseball Report is coming to Hopkinsville! Join PBR on Sunday, January 12, 2020, for the Western Kentucky Showcase at Planters Bank-Jennie Stuart Health Sportsplex Hopkinsville.

The showcase (scheduled to last from 9:00 am-1:00 pm) will be featured on the Prep Baseball Report’s website, which is also subscribed to by more than 850 college coaches. Top players will be identified, featured, and have the opportunity to be ranked in their respective class, as well as have their stats and measurables listed on their player profile. Players already ranked will have the opportunity to move up the rankings.

Visit for more information.

Derek Smith Soccer Camp – at Hopkinsville Sportsplex

A Hopkinsville soccer legend is returning to teach more youth with fun, skill and passion! Attend the Derek Smith Winter Soccer Camp from December 27-28, 2019 at the Sportsplex, where kids (ages 7-14) can learn the game from one of Hoptown’s all-time best players.

Cost is $50. Campers must wear shin guards and bring their own ball. The two-day camp will meet 9:00 am-11:00 am (ages 7-10) and 1:00 pm-3:00 pm (ages 11-14) on the BryMak Field turf. To register, visit